Sam Houston State Student Housing Concerns

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Renovations to dorms at Sam Houston State University won't end up putting students out.

Speculation about a housing shortage began after the university announced that Belvin- Buchanan dorms would close this summer for renovation.

Smith-Kirkley will also close for the summer so it can be used for other purposes. But officials say a new housing complex will be ready by the fall and there will only be about 100 less beds than last year.

" When you're one of the fastest growing state college or university, which we are, people begin to be concerned with things like housing. On the campus this fall we'll have a few less spaces but the housing market in Huntsville will more than take care of that," said Frank Krystyniak with Sam Houston State University.

School officials say residence halls generally stay between 96 percent to 98 percent full.